Template of Doom
Trying to get my web houses in order is borderline maddening. I have two main web sites (www.cjnstudios.com & mylonelyplanet.com) with the later being the newest and more likely dedicated to gallery work. Then there is this blog thing that I am committed to working on this year.
Lightroom 5.7 & Aperture Import
A long time ago I bought into the Apple ecosystem with the primary driver being no conflict of interest with my company’s software library. Along with that came the early years of Aperture and as a techy I like the mechanics behind the scene. Aperture had a slick way of managing projects import / export from its main library. This worked well for field work via laptop and consolidation into the main system later with easy backup across multiple volumes including external. Continue reading
The Death of A Drive & Dawning of New Era
This weekend I returned from a business trip to find my Macbook Pro dying, whimpering on the desk. It suffered from two real issues:
- Dead battery
- Failing drive
The dead battery was due to treating my laptop like a desktop and rarely cycling the battery – I get this. After almost four years of intense use this is to be expected. The drive is a different story.
Wow! What a crazy 1.5 years since my last post? Is that correct? Ok, so lets reboot this blog. Life has been crazy so I’ll have a series of retrospective posts of all my travels the last 18 months. I have played around with a new camera and fallen in love with its ease of use and lets me really focus on my craft.
So I first need to go clean Flickr so I have a place to start hosting all the images. Normally I do not watermark my images and was just lectured that I should do so going forward. I still don’t really agree with that. I did not roam around cities looking for (hopefully) good images to only paste a terrible watermark across the space. One thing I do like is what Ming Thein does with his images. Will see.
Certain times of the year evolve to include aspects of introspective thought. Personally, I believe this transition occurs as individuals realize they likely have more years behind them than ahead. For most people this period of introspectiveness occurs on their birthday. However, every Father’s Day is my time to reflect on the past and decide if minor course corrections are required.